from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A saffron-flavored Spanish dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken, and seafood.
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- n. A savory Valencian dish made of rice, cooked on a frying pan with vegetables and meat or shellfish.
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- n. saffron-flavored dish made of rice with shellfish and chicken
Catalan, frying pan, paella, from Old French paelle, frying pan, pot, from Latin patella, diminutive of patina, pan; see paten.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Catalan paella ("pot; pan"). (Wiktionary)